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Horsepen Bayou Crude Oil and Produced Water Discharge; Houston, TX

Houston, TX, | 2024-Mar-25

Initial Notification: On March 25, 2024, the secondary containment at a tank battery owned by Denbury Resources discharged an estimated 3-5 bbls of crude oil and produced water mix into a drainage ditch leading to Horsepen Bayou, located in Harris County, TX . Sector Houston-Galveston responded as first Federal on-scene, EPA is arriving this evening to assume FOSC. OSRO is on-site and has deployed boom, vac trucks, and skimmers. The discharge is contained. Wildlife agencies (TPWD and USFWS) have been notified.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude oil and produced water
Total amount at risk of spill: 3-5 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 34.69′ North
Longitude (approximate): 95° 9.84′ West